RSSArchive for November, 2012

Worrisome Rates of HIV Infection Among Youth: Mass. Leaders React

Worrisome Rates of HIV Infection Among Youth: Mass. Leaders React

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter– The number of new HIV infections the United States remains relatively stable, standing at about 50,000 people annually. But HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is on the rise among younger Americans under the age of 25. In fact, too many youth in the United States continue to become infected with […]

End of AIDS Globally is “Feasible,” New UN Report Says

End of AIDS Globally is “Feasible,” New UN Report Says

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter– The global response to the worldwide AIDS epidemic continues making remarkable progress in HIV prevention, improved treatment, and reduced AIDS-related deaths, a new report says, holding out hope and the possibility for the end of AIDS. “The global community has embarked on an historic quest to lay the foundation for the […]

MassEquality Board Member Named A Social Justice Champion By Chelsea Collaborative

MassEquality Board Member Named A Social Justice Champion By Chelsea Collaborative

Organization cites commitment to ensuring that equal rights and opportunities are open to all BOSTON, Massachusetts—On Dec. 7, 2012, the Chelsea Collaborative will honor the Two Sisters and a Wife Foundation, a family foundation managed by long-time MassEquality board member Sara Whitman, with its Social Justice Champion Award. Whitman’s family foundation granted the Collaborative $40,000 […]

Obama Appoints Eight Nominees to Federal Bench

Obama Appoints Eight Nominees to Federal Bench

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– President Obama Tuesday (November 27) nominated Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro to a federal district court seat in Philadelphia, bringing to eight the number of openly gay people he has nominated for the federal bench. While Judge Quiñones declined to make any comment to a reporter concerning her nomination, the […]

Ali Forney Center Launches Annual “Homeless for the Holidays” Series on Homeless Youth

Ali Forney Center Launches Annual “Homeless for the Holidays” Series on Homeless Youth

NEW YORK, NY —  November 27, 2012 – The Ali Forney Center (AFC) – the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working on behalf of runaway and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth – today launched its second annual “Homeless for the Holidays” series, featuring the faces and stories of diverse New […]

Municipal Equality Index in MA: Boston & Cambridge 100; Northampton, Others Not So

Municipal Equality Index in MA: Boston & Cambridge 100; Northampton, Others Not So

Boston and Cambridge score 100; Northampton & Provincetown not so. In this first of its kind nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy finds cities need to do more to protect LGBT employees and citizens WASHINGTON — A new report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in America’s cities by the […]

Bruce Vilanch Wigs Out - New England Premiere in P-Town

Bruce Vilanch Wigs Out – New England Premiere in P-Town

By: Jorjet Harper/Special for TRT– The world contains quite a few people who seem to always be playing to an invisible camera. Bruce Vilanch is one of those rare people who is always cracking jokes off the top of his head that are actually funny. The two-time Emmy Award winner has written material for many […]

World AIDS Day 2012: Getting to Zero

World AIDS Day 2012: Getting to Zero

By: Rebecca Haag*– The AIDS epidemic has raged for 30 years. But the prospect of ending it has never looked brighter. Science is driving toward better treatments. Health care reform is being implemented around the country. And President Obama has set concrete goals and a timeline to reduce new infections by half in the United […]